Five Minute Bread

Years ago, I regularly made the boule dough from Artisan Bread in 5 Minutes a Day.  I kept a batch of dough in the fridge so we could have fresh bread whenever we wanted to.  Eventually I stopped making it after a bad batch, and we’ve been eating store bought bread ever since.  
Lately, we’ve been buying fresh bread from the bakery section in our grocery store. There is no reason to keep doing that when I can make my own for much less.  
I follow this recipe.  I did divide the ingredients by 5 mostly because I just don’t have a bowl big enough to hold twenty cups of anything.  But also, Tony isn’t a huge fan of sourdough. I want to make sure we use the dough quickly enough to prevent it from souring.  
My recipe is:
1 1/4 cups warm water
1/2 Tablespoon yeast
1/2 Tablespoon
unicorn salt
2 1/3 cups flour
Stir the ingredients together, let it sit two hours, and then refrigerate it overnight. When you’re ready for bread, shape it, add some slices to the top, and let it rise 40 minutes.  
Bake it for 30 minutes at 425*.
That’s it.  It’ll take you longer to read this post then to make your own delicious bread.
I’m excited to recreate some of my favorite bakery recipes. Different cheeses, jalapeño, and roasted garlic are already on my list of variations to try.


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